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Ponder Anew | Monday of Holy Week

I suspect most rich Christians, filled as we are with the anxiety about our wealth, try to do something for the poor before we have listened to their story. Of course, listening, being with and working with the poor are not mutually exclusive … [Read More...]

Ponderings | Palm Sunday Sermon

The latest from jasoncstanley.com: After the sermon, Isaiah 50:4-9a was read, and then youth joined me in a dramatic reading called “Things We Thought We Knew” written by Rev. Kerry Greenhill. The scripture and the dramatic reading were … [Read More...]

Allan R. Bevere | Resurrection Is About Bodies

David F. Watson nails it! If Jesus' resurrection does not include his body, I have no idea what to preach this Easter Sunday. Without a bodily resurrected Jesus, the message of the gospel goes from Christ crucified and risen to humanity enlightened … [Read More...]

Enter the Rainbow | Jesus Christ, Barrier Buster

Every time Jesus discovered a barrier, he removed it.The money tables in the Temple were barriers making it more difficult for people to worship God. Jesus overturned them.The law prevented the blind and the lame from being in the Temple at all. … [Read More...]

nashvillian pastoral | menu plan march v

Welcome, my friends, to the busiest week in the life of a pastor.  The time between Palm Sunday and Easter is called Holy Week, and we really double down on the activities and worship this week.  It's all amazing and wonderful.  But it … [Read More...]

John Meunier | My last word on #RFRA

Someone sent me an e-mail about my post regarding some of the responses to the Indiana Religious Freedom Act. Here is the heart of my rather long-winded response to that e-mail, in which I attempt to broaden my thinking and explain what led to the … [Read More...]

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Ecumenical burial fit for a king

Ecumenical Burial Fit for a King

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Tens of thousands of people in Leicester — England’s most religiously diverse city — are getting ready to honor the memory of a long-despised English king with a ceremony that testifies to the already warm relationship … [Read More...]

The United Methodist Church's Biggest Problem

What Is Your Church About?

Joseph Yoo has spot on article at Ministry Matters about one of the biggest problems, that I see, that plagues many United Methodist Churches. Growing up in New Jersey I loved the diner scene. You can get Greek food or breakfast at 2am, no problem. … [Read More...]

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